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The Cameron Todd Willingham Case: Did Texas Execute An Innocent Man?

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Tune in on Tuesday September 16, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)

This week we will be discussing the Cameron Todd Willingham case with Attorney Michael Scadron and New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Mark Olshaker.

We will be taking calls in the second half of the show. Please call (347) 850-1478 with questions or comments on the case.

Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted in 1992 of igniting a fire in his home in 1991 that killed his three young daughters, and was sentenced to death in Texas. Willingham insisted that he was innocent up until his death. Four days before his execution in 2004, Willingham’s attorneys presented expert evidence refuting the State Fire Marshal's claim of arson. They asked the Texas Board of Pardons to commute his sentence and also asked Gov. Rick Perry for a reprieve. Both requests were denied. Willingham was executed on February 17, 2004.

The case has remained highly controversial since Willingham’s execution. According to the Innocence Project, nine nationally renowned, independent experts have reviewed the case and found that the forensic analysis was wrong.